The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 12

Date of Original Portrait: Circa 1964
Photographer: Douglas Glass
Depicted wearing the robes and regalia of the Order of the Garter, this portrait of Her Majesty is based on a photograph taken by Douglas Glass of London. The photograph was especially commissioned by the Reserve Bank of Australia to provide a portrait from which an engraving could be made for inclusion on the 1-dollar note introduced in 1966. The 1-dollar note was designed by Mr. Gordon Andrews. The Queen is wearing Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee necklace and this is one of very few portraits to show Her Majesty wearing a necklace beneath the robes of the Order of the Garter. The Queen is also wearing Queen Alexandra’s Cluster Earrings. The earrings, created by the jeweller Garrard, were a wedding gift from the future King Edward VII to his bride, Alexandra of Denmark.
Use of this Portrait:
  • Australia -- Nos. 37 and 42

© Peter Symes 2003